The History Channel® Launches National Pizza Promotion

OXFORD, Miss. (PRWEB) July 14, 2005

History is about to take place, as The History Channel rolls out the first-ever coast-to-coast independent pizzeria promotion designed to attract viewers to its Monday, September 5th premiere of ROME: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The History Channel and independent pizzeria operators are teaming up to begin the first-ever marketing campaign for independent operators. The History Channel is supporting the promotion with $ 500,000 in media support, including nationally-run television commercials on The History Channel, The Biography Channel® and History International™.

The History Channel will direct its viewing audience to participating pizzerias through television spots, while the pizzerias will direct pizza consumers to visit The History Channel website to enter for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to Rome, Italy.

The national pizza promotion will combine local in-store marketing of the independent pizzeria with the national media exposure from The History Channel. The independent operators are provided with all point-of-sale materials needed to promote the campaign including box toppers, window clings, posters and table tents. Pizza operators will offer their customers a chance to win a trip to Rome by directing their customers to The History Channel website. While there the customer can find their local participating pizzerias where they can print a coupon, which the pizzeria operators will honor from August 15 through September 30, 2005.

To further encourage pizzeria operators to participate in the program, participating pizzerias are eligible to win a trip to the World Pizza Championships in Italy. To enroll in the program and enter the drawing for the free trip, pizza operators need to register at by July 22, 2005. For more information on this promotion or for images to use in your publication contact Kim Isbell.

About the History Channel

Now reaching more than 88 million Nielsen subscribers, The History Channel®, “Where the Past Comes Alive®,” brings history to life in a powerful manner and provides an inviting place where people experience history personally and connect their own lives to the great lives and events of the past. In 2004, The History Channel earned five News and Documentary Emmy® Awards and previously received the prestigious Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network’s “Save Our History®” campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. The History Channel web site is located at Press Only: For more information and photography please visit us on the web at

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